Wadhurst is an historic market town, with a Charter dating from 1253. Almost at the northern extremity of East Sussex, the centre of Wadhurst is 6 miles south of Tunbridge Wells and 25 miles from the county town of Lewes.
The Parish covers an area of some 16 square miles, and has many outlying communities, including Sparrows Green, Cousley Wood, Woods Green, Durgates, Best Beech, Tidebrook and parts of Mark Cross. Its population in 2011 was 5,181 with 2,476 male and 2,705 female; there were 2,156 households with 1,149 children under the age of 18.
The church of St Peter & St Paul is set on the northern edge of the centre of Wadhurst and, with its varied range of cast iron memorial slabs in the body of the church, provides a constant reminder of the iron industry on which Wadhurst's early prosperity was based.
Now it has a range of local employment opportunities but increasingly relies on the railway to support a growing commuter population.
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